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    tie off the boat

    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to tell me whether I am right with my interpretation of the expression in bold in the following sentence?

    As the sloops enter the narrow channel between the slips one student from each boat jumps onto the dock where he or she sets about tying off the boat.

    tie off = moor; cast anchor

    Thank you for your efforts.

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    Re: tie off the boat

    Hi Vil

    One of the students jumps off the boat onto the dock, is thrown one end of a line (rope) and then ties the line around a mooring point on the dock, leaving enough slack to allow for any rise and fall of the tides.

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    Re: tie off the boat

    Correct.

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    Re: tie off the boat

    What about making fast? In Cherbourg for instance, there is no way you could leave enough slack: 13m of tide!

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    Re: tie off the boat

    Quote Originally Posted by Pedroski View Post
    What about making fast? In Cherbourg for instance, there is no way you could leave enough slack: 13m of tide!
    I trust you have a floating landing stage/pier that responds to the tides - otherwise you may have to act fast!

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